HHS Updates Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines for Children with HIV

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On November 1, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the latest revision of its Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection. Key changes include new information on HIV diagnosis of children, when to start treatment, and discussion of newer antiretroviral drugs.

Key updates and new information are summarized in What’s New in the Pediatric Guidelines? and are highlighted in yellow throughout the text and tables.

Selected updates include:

The full guidelines are available online at http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/contentfiles/lvguidelines/pediatricguidelines.pdf.

The HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of HIV-Infected Children invites feedback on the latest revisions November 14, 2012. Send comments to JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING with the subject header "Comments on Pediatric Guidelines."

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Reference

HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of HIV-Infected Children. Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection. Updated November 1, 2012.

Other Source

DHHS/Aidsinfo. Updated HHS Pediatric Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines Now Available. AIDSinfo At-A-Glance 8(47). November 1, 2012.